Maritime Awards Society of Canada

The Maritime Territorial Dispute in the Arctic Ocean: Questions and Lessons from East Asia

James Manicom

Visiting Scholar, School of Political and International Studies, Flinders University

Dr. James Manicom recently completed his PhD at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. His dissertation examined maritime territorial disputes between China and Japan and was funded by the Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship. He is currently a Visiting Scholar at Flinders University and a Research Fellow in the Asian Institute at the University of Toronto. His research interests include Asian international relations and strategic studies, energy security, nationalism and territorial disputes; the latter three in particular as they relate to the Canadian Arctic.

Tuesday Apr 6th, 2010
3:00 – 4:30pm

Room 3089 – Kenneth C. Rowe Management Bldg.
6100 University Avenue
Dalhousie University

Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome!

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Building of Canadian Forces Arctic Naval Facility Faces Delays

Ottawa Citizen, 26 November 2009 – Last Thursday, the Department of National Defence announced that a CAD $900,000 design contract for a Canadian Forces naval base at Nanisivik in Nunavut was awarded to Vancouver firm WorleyParsons Westmar, but the complex is predicted to be operational by 2014, not 2012 as previously estimated.  Initial site studies for the Nanisivik Naval Facility (NNF) have been completed, and construction could begin in 2011, but the project is likely to slip further behind schedule with logistical and environmental challenges.  NNF, which is projected to cost $100m, is designed to act as a staging base for vessels operating in the high Arctic, and the Associate Deputy Minister of Defence has said that the US and other Canadian allies could be granted access to the facility.

(Courtesy “Daily Intelligence Brief”. World Naval Edition, December 2 2009. Office of the Asia-Pacific Advisor, Maritime Forces Pacific, Canadian Navy)

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The Arctic meltdown: an alarming symptom of global fever (Halifax, Nov. 26)

The second talk in the 2009 Killam Public Lecture Series on Oceans and Global Change will be held November 26th, 2009 at 7:00 pm in the Ondaatje Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. A reception will follow. The address is 6135 University Avenue. The Lecture is entitled “The Arctic meltdown: an alarming symptom of global fever”.

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Easing the Northeast Passage

From the New York Times (Op-Ed Contributor)

Published: October 17, 2009
Climate change in the Arctic could ultimately have a silver lining. It is a political opportunity for the taking.
The Northwest an Northeast Passages Compared

The Northwest and Northeast Passages Compared

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Northern Scientific Training Program

Northern Scientific Training Program

The purpose of the Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP) is to support Canadian universities in providing training that gives advanced and graduate students the opportunity to gain professional experience in the Canadian North and encourages them to develop a commitment to northern work. The Program objective is to increase the number of graduate and other advanced students within Canadian universities who have specialized in some aspects of northern studies and who have northern research experience. For more information on the NSTP program visit:

(For UVic students: The University of Victoria has received the 2009-2010 NSTP application package from Indian and Northern Affairs. The UVic Northern Studies Committee has established an internal application deadline of November 1, 2009, to ensure there is sufficient time to compile the applications and forward them to Ottawa.)

Note that the NSTP forms are fully interactive and available on-line. The following provides access to the forms and links to the student manual.

Northern Scientific Training Program Electronic Forms

Northern Scientific Training Program Student’s Manual 2009-2010 PDF format

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Proposal for an Arctic Marine Preserve

March 28, 2009 at 3:13 pm Comments (0)

The Honourable James F. Sinclair Ocean Forum

The Honourable James F. Sinclair

Ocean Forum

June 8, 2008

Ocean’s Day

West Vancouver B.C.

The inaugural James F. Sinclair Ocean Forum part of West Vancouver’s Ocean Day will focus on Canada’s Arctic Ocean and who will answer does anyone own the North Pole.


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